I am going to assume that you have signed up with an ADSL-provider.
Unfortunately there arent really any nice tools to help you set up your internet connection that come with slackware.
You mention kppp. However this doesnt work for DSL connections. Best thing to do is use the rp-pppoe tools
, which arent really user friendly IMHO.
Here is how to set it up
(you only need to do this once):
1) Go to the K-Menu
, select run command...
. In the window that pops up, type konsole
. This leaves you with a command line interface (I know, it sucks. As of now there doesnt seem to be a better way, though).
2)Now type su <enter>
and give the root-password (the one that is the most powerful one. Probably not your normal user password, but the extra one. Post back here, if you dont know, what I mean).
3)If this worked without an error, you can now type adsl-setup <enter>
. Now the computer will ask you lots of questions that might sound confusing at times, but except for user-name and password (your ADSL provider must have sent you this information!) the default answers should suffice.
As soon as this finished, you have your internet connection set up successfully.
From then on, any time you want to go online
, you need to repeat steps 1 - 2 and instead of 3 you need to do this:
Type adsl-start <enter>
. As soon as it says Connected!
you are online and can use your normal tools to access the internet.
When you are done, you can stop the connection
Type adsl-stop <enter>
where you said adsl-start
I am sorry it is this complicated. Slackware is not made with newbies in mind. Hopefully there will be a better solution soon (maybe kdsl
will become mature enough one of these days).
I hope this has helped you. Come back here if you have more questions.
Not important, but may be nice to know:
If you leave the command line thing open after you issued the adsl-start
command, you wont need to repeat steps 1-3 to bring the connection down. Typing adsl-stop <enter>